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    VIRTUAL Thursday, Nov. 12, 8-9 a.m.: Connect & Collaborate 2. Click to learn more about this weekly networking group open to one individual for each business category. Guests are welcome!
    CANCELED Thursday, Nov. 12, noon- 1 p.m.: Network Express. sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire!   
    VIRTUAL Friday, Nov. 13, 8-9:15 a.m.: Connect & Collaborate. Click to learn more about this weekly networking group open to one individual for each business category. Guests are welcome!   
    VIRTUAL Friday, Nov. 13, 1-2 p.m.: Chamber Chat LIVE. Joining Friday will be Kim McNamara, Health Officer, City of Portsmouth.
    VIRTUAL Monday, Nov. 16, 10-11 a.m.: PPP Forgiveness Applications Webinar Join the Seacoast Chamber Alliance and the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center for a complimentary webinar about the PPP Forgiveness Applications: Eligibility and filling out the applications.
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    Still from a video by DARCI Creative showing Ret. Brigadier General Don Bolduc and artist Lynda Michaud Cutrell. See video.

    Many Faces of Our Mental Health: The 99 Faces Project: Live Virtual Event on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

    On Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at One New Hampshire Ave. in Portsmouth—or virtually from 3 to 4: p.m.—Two International Group is hosting an open house for the exhibit: Many Faces of Our Mental Health: The 99 Faces Project.

    Participants can attend in person and/or register for the virtual event, which will include a pre-recorded discussion between the artist, Lynda Michaud Cutrell and (Ret.) Brigadier General Don Bolduc, who reflect on the importance and challenges of caring for the mental health of active duty and retired military members and their families.

    The virtual tour and discussion following the onsite tour will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. and will include (Ret.) Brigadier General Don Bolduc; Chief of Wellness for the NH National Guard, Richard Oberman; and artist, Lynda Cutrell. Anyone can join the conversation: Join the free Zoom Webinar: https://tinyurl.com/y39lnpj4

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    Say Hello to Our Newest Members! 

    • Bonnette, Page & Stone Corp: Construction, Design | View listing
    • Energy Services NH: Engineers, Public Utilities and Environment, Utility  | View listing
    • New Hampshire Community Loan Fund: Non-profit Organization | View listing
    • NH Made: Non-profit Organization promoting and selling NH products | View listing
    • Pure Relief Apothecary: Health, Beauty and Wellness | View listing

    Register now for a discussion with our health professionals about the science and data of COVID-19

    Join us for an update from the professionals on the science and the data associated with COVID-19.

    Kim McNamara is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, and has been serving the City of Portsmouth for more than 15 years as the Health Officer. She will update us on the science of COVID-19 as our medical community continues to learn more every day, and speak to the accessibility of one or more vaccines in the coming months.

    Dr. Bianca C. Monteiro is a pulmonologist in Dover, and is affiliated with multiple area hospitals. She has been serving on the Health Sub-committee of the Citizens Response Task Force and will share the data-tracking they do weekly, and what trends that data projects.

    Bring your questions and get your answers. The session is limited to the first 100 registrants and will be recorded and shared online and on our website, PortsmouthCollaborative.org, next week.


    Sign up for the PPP Forgiveness Applications Webinar

    Join the Seacoast Chamber Alliance and the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center for a complimentary webinar about the PPP Forgiveness Applications: Eligibility and filling out the applications on Monday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m.

    We will review eligibility guidelines and instructions for the Simpler and EZ applications. If you don’t qualify for either one, we suggest you contact your SBDC advisor to help you fill out the Full application. A question and answer period will follow the program.

    Presented by Chuck Gilboy, NH SBDC Business Advisor and facilitated by Warren Daniel, NH SBDC Seacoast Regional Director

    This program is presented by the Seacoast Chamber Alliance in conjunction with their funding partnership with the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs. The Seacoast Chamber Alliance represents more than 2,500 businesses who are members in one of the six Chambers of Commerce in the Seacoast: The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth, Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce, Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and The Falls Chamber of Commerce.


    Learn web design basics in the Mammoth Marketing Series

    The fourth workshop in the Mammoth Marketing Series takes place Tuesday, Nov. 17 at noon.

    Let's go over the foundation of informational architecture and how to effectively structure your website! Join Lee Germeroth of Germeroth Consulting & Creative as we will delve into the psychology of decision making and using that information to turn your site visitors into leads and customers. Leave the glorified business cards of a website in the past and move forward with a website that accomplishes your business' goals.

    Web Design Basics is part of the Mammoth Marketing Series, be sure to attend all of our sessions:

    Nov. 24 - Email Automation / Drip Seminar – Centrus Digital (Sign-up information coming.)
    Dec. 1 - Copy & Content writing – Donna Knox (Sign-up information coming.)
    Dec. 8 - SEO / Google Analytics – Germeroth Consulting & Creative
    Dec. 15 - Targeting Your Best Customers – Gold & Partners (Sign-up information coming.)
    Keep checking as we update our calendar with more!


    Legal Tip: Reread your contract before you terminate it

    by Paul J. Durham, Esq.

    Businesses must position themselves to be flexible in unpredictable times. For many decision makers, that means cutting costs by carefully reevaluating the terms of existing business arrangements and, if necessary, terminating them altogether. But before terminating any contract—whether it is a service agreement, a long-term supply agreement, or a lease—you should take the time to understand your rights and obligations. 

    Is there a written agreement? If so, read it. Not every business relationship is documented by way of a written agreement, but most are. Binding agreements can even be created by simple email exchanges—sometimes unexpectedly (that is a topic for another legal tip). Assuming a written agreement does exist, be sure to reread it thoroughly. You may be surprised by what you find. CONTINUED ONLINE

    Sheehan Phinney has offices in Manchester, Concord, the Upper Valley, Boston, and soon Portsmouth. We provide a broad range of sophisticated legal services to our business clients. Visit sheehan.com to learn more. Durham can be reached at pdurham@sheehan.com.

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    COVID-19 News and Resources for our City and Region

    Chamber Collaborative COVID-19 resource page Read More >
    City of Portsmouth Coronavirus Preparedness Page Read More >
    SBA COVID-19 Resources Read More >
    State of NH COVID-19 Business Resources Page  | Read More >


    Open for Business 

    During this time, the Chamber welcomes ALL businesses, members or non-members, to let us know if they are open, and for what. Send your status to Jennifer so both our Portsmouth Collaborative and GoPortsmouth media can be up to date.

    Visit GoPortsmouthNH.com to see local businesses, including lodging, that are open for business. As always, please call or visit the business' social media for protocol. 

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    News From and About our Members

    ➡️ How to submit a news release to the Chamber Collaborative website

    For Your Business

    SBDC Joins the Nation in Celebrating Our Veterans | Read More >
    November Happenings at the Small Business Administration and Beyond | Read More >

    The Department of Revenue Administration's Granite Tax Connect Phase 2 is Live | Read More >
    Seacoast Region Virtual Job Fair - Nov. 17 | Read More >
    Important update regarding guidance for restaurants | Read More >

    Mixed Bag

    Bringing joy through creative arts to clients at One Sky Community Services | Read More >
    Many Faces of Our Mental Health: The 99 Faces Project: Live Virtual Event on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 | Read More >
    Three primary care providers join Wentworth-Douglass Hospital | Read More >
    Join Making Waves: A Live Stream Celebration to Benefit Seacoast Science Center on Nov. 13 | Read More >
    Bonnette Page & Stone Corp. welcomes new employees | Read More >
    COAST Adopts New Face Covering Requirement on Busses | Read More >
    Malloy Events presents its noteworthy three | Read More >
    Tuscan Markets shares Thanksgiving catering options | Read More >
    Mobile app for Portsmouth Gas Light Co. coming soon | Read More >
    Seacoast Science Center Webinar Series: Systems in Balance | Read More >
    Environmental Permitting Specialist, Jason Aube, joins TFMoran’s Seacoast Division | Read More >
    Register now for Seacoast Housing Summit: The Future of Housing on Nov. 6 | Read More >
    Learn about Leadership Seacoast on Nov. 12  | Read More >

    Arts & Culture

    Star Island’s Winter Caretaker, Alexandra de Steiguer, headlines annual fall event, Starry Night | Read More >
    Strawbery Banke Museum: Outdoor seasonal delights | Read More >
    ‘Intrinsic Moments’ 21st annual Joan L. Dunfey juried exhibit at the Levy Gallery through November | Read More >
    The Music Hall announces the Holiday Medley (and Host Your Own Movie Night) | Read More >
    3S Artspace - new exhibit in the Gallery: woven female landscape | Read More >
    Sneak peek at 2021 Seacoast Repertory Theatre season | Read More >
    NHTP's season opener: Gemma Soldati’s The Adventures of Sleepyhead | Read More >
    Atlantic Grill: The heaters are on and the music is live | Read More >

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